If you regularly use your hobs on your cooker, finding out you have a faulty hob element is bad news for for you! Your ceramic hob element is vitally important as it is the cooker part that is responsible for producing the heat in your hobs, and therefore it's vitally important that you replace them as soon as they start to become faulty - you'll be able to tell if your element is faulty if there is any damage inside the element or the cut out (the part across the top of the element) has tripped. 

Here at Cooker Spare Parts we have a comprehensive range of hob elements for you to choose from, and we're confident they'll have your hob performing as well as it did when you first purchased it. 

If you've purchased a new ceramic hob element, but you're unsure how to fit it, we created this little guide to help you fit you fit your new element, and get your hob working again as quick as possible. 

How to Replace a Ceramic Hob Element

  1. Turn off the power to your oven. Before starting any work, please make sure your appliance is unplugged.
  2. Next, remove the top of your cooker. To do this, remove the four screw that are holding it in place. In some cooker models, you may also have to remove the rivet. If you don't have long nails, and you're having trouble removing the rivet - you can use a box cutter or pen knife, by easing it between the rivet and the oven top. Once there's a big enough gap, get a less sharp object, in between and ease it away from your hob top.
  3. Remove the warning light. Now that you've removed all four screws and rivets, you can remove the hob top from your cooker - but be careful as your cooker's warning light is still attached. Your warning light can easily be slipped out, allowing you to remove the hob top completely. 
  4. Remove the electrical connections to your element. Once you know which element is faulty, you can remove the electrical connections. These can be complicated to put back in, so we recommend you take note of them by taking a photo. These connections can also be quite stiff, so if required, we recommend you use a flat head screwdriver to gently ease them off. 
  5. Lift off the element. Once all the connections are disconnected, you can lift off the element by un-clipping the brackets from the cooker. 
  6. Remove the brackets. Your new element will not be supplied with brackets, so you're going to have to remove the brackets from your cooker and attach them to your new element. There are numbers along the element that will indicate where you should fit your bracket on to your element - you're going to have to match it with your old element. 
  7. Re-connect the element and the electrical connection to your cooker. Once you have fitted the brackets to your element, you can clip the element back into place, and reconnect the electrical connections using your photo as a reference - there may be a slight difference on where your black lead will fit onto your electrical connector, it should be connected to the connection where the coil of the element ends.
  8. Re fit the top of your hob. Now that all the electrical connections are in place, you can fit the your hob top back on to your cooker, ensuring your warning light fits back into its position.
  9. And there you have it; you've just replaced your ceramic hob element.
If you've got any questions or you have any problems, please do not hesitate to contact us - we'd be more than happy to help and ensure your cooker is back up and running again.